A Victor, ID native, Kai Jones grew up skiing Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR). His father, Todd Jones, is a renowned film producer and co-founder of Teton Gravity Research, an award-winning adventure sports film production company. In the last year, Kai has become sponsored by Red Bull as an official athlete and has come into his own as a fully-fledged pro freeskier.
In his second year of earning a full segment, dropping TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, Kai can be seen hucking backflips, straight-lining between cliffs, and just being a wildly talented skier.
Home Town: Victor, ID
Home Mountain: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Sponsors: Teton Gravity Research, Quiksilver, RedBull, Smith Optics, and Gabb Wireless
WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHLIGHT DURING FILMING OF MAKE BELIEVE?
My highlight was skiing big lines top to bottom with multiple features and airs. This is something I have been working on through competition and filming over the last few years.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AREA OF JACKSON HOLE TO SKI?
It is hard to not say Corbet’s Couloir. It is such a cool area with so many different ways to enter and ski.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CHANGE IN THE WORLD AND HOW CAN YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN?
I would like to see people support the environment, vote for people that believe in climate change, and take action to protect our public lands. I am committed to use my voice and support organizations like Protect Our Winters to make this happen.
TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT IS UNUSUAL OR LITTLE KNOWN.
Outside of skiing, surfing, and mountain biking, I love to play competitive soccer
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
I am living my dream job. This consists of working hard at school and traveling the world competing and skiing.
ANY ADVICE FOR YOUNG SKIERS WHO WANT TO BE LIKE YOU?
Keep having fun in the mountains, be safe, train, and work hard.
WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST FOR YOUR UPCOMING SEASON?
I have a ton of goals. I am working on a bunch of new tricks that I want to get dialed in. I want to have a successful IFSA competition season and put together a really cool film segment with TGR that showcases my skiing.